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1K Wine|Beer Walk
1750 Crystal Drive
THIS Saturday, January 23rd - 2pm to 6pm
Time to warm up your taste buds, lace up your sneakers and get ready to sip. The 1K Wine & Beer Walk is around the corner so you better start training! Sample the 20 wines or 20 beers that we’ll be pouring for your racing pleasure! Click here for tickets.

Crystal Couture Show & Sale
1750 Crystal Drive
Thursday, Feb 4th – Saturday, Feb 6th
6 PM to 10 PM on Thurs and Fri, 2 PM to 10 PM on Sat
VIP Experience: Sat, Feb 6 from 2 PM to 6 PM
Free Admission / VIP Tickets $20
The Crystal Couture Show & Sale unites 30+ of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques, designers, and fashion retailers. Guests can shop discounted merchandise both on the rack and on the runway as models showcase select offerings at this 360° immersive shopping experience. Crystal Couture is free to attend, but for a $20 ticket, guests can upgrade for a VIP experience on Saturday, February 6th from 2pm to 6pm. VIP ticket holders will receive an exclusive VIP gift bag and $20 of Couture Cash to spend at any retailer at Crystal Couture, plus other VIP benefits.

Crystal Screen: Star Wars
Bell Street Courtyard
August - September 2016
Is the Force strong in you? Hop onboard the Millennium Falcon next summer as the Crystal City BID brings the Star Wars Saga to Crystal Screen. Kicking off in August, Spark Force will feature six weeks of your favorite droids, padawans, Jedi Knights, Sith Lords and stormtroopers from the first six episodes. Join Star Wars fans of all ages for this action-packed film festival, the fate of the galaxy depends on it!

Crystal City Construction Updates
Pardon our dust as we continue to transform! Get the latest on Crystal City area transit and roadway construction projects on the Crystal City/Pentagon City Construction Update page. You can also sign-up directly for updates from Arlington County. Click here for the latest update.

Winter Lights at Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Through January 30, 2016
In January, Gallery Underground features “Winter Light” in the Focus Gallery, as well as a new Members Show including sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media. Also featured this month is watercolorist Lauren Marcott, and a tribute to well-known painters Jackson Pollack and Wassily Kandinsky.

LOVE ROCKS at Crystal City Lights
2121 Crystal Drive
Friday, February 5th & Friday, February 12th
Oh the weather outside might be frightful, but February will be so de-LIGHT-ful in Crystal City! Come beat the winter chills as we gather around Crystal City Lights for some heartwarming activities, including: cozy fire pits, s’mores, winter wine lodge, Valentine’s Day-inspired light display, and jukebox favorites. Valentine’s Day Contest (Feb 1-15) - take a selfie with your significant other in front of the Crystal City Lights and enter to win a free date

National Meat Month at Morton's
1750 Crystal Drive
Throughout January
Morton's The Steakhouse - Arlington is celebrating National Meat Month. Treat yourself to Morton's Prime Burger or Prime Ribeye Steak Sandwich paired with a glass of Raymond Vineyards "Primal Cut" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, for only $25. Please contact 703-418-1444 directly for details.

Friends of Long Bridge Park
Walter Reed Community Center - 2909 16th St. S. 22204
Sunday, January 24th - 3:30pm
FoLBP will host a meeting to update interested individuals and groups on the Aquatic Center. This will include an overview of the features included in the former design (which is on hold due to cost) and current plans to scale back the design to fit within available funds. There will also be discussion of plans for a six-month advocacy campaign to raise awareness and support.

Nutrition Series at Mind Your Body Oasis
1750 Crystal Drive
Multiple Dates (Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6)
Jump-start those healthy resolutions! Mind Your Body Oasis presents a weekend Nutrition and Health Series beginning that will cover weight loss, detox, eating foods that fuel, sleep, stress, hydration, and the gut. Sign up online, in person or over the phone at 703-567-1290.

WeWork is Coming to Crystal City
WeWork is coming to Crystal City February 1, 2016! WeWork is the platform for creators, which provides the space, community, and services you need to make a life, not just a living. WeWork members are creators who range from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups, to artists, small businesses and even divisions of large corporations. Learn more and book a tour today.

car2go Has Arrived
Point-to-point car sharing has arrived in Crystal City! Learn more about Arlington County's pilot and sign-up for an account today to add this incredible mobility option to your daily routine. Get 60 free driving minutes and a discounted $5 membership by using promo code HOPIN.

Looking to Start a Vanpool?
Looking for new ways to get to or from Crystal City for work? Arlington Transportation Partners is currently offering up to $300 per person to those interested in starting a vanpool. Vanpools benefit from being able to use HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) lanes to beat traffic and get you to your destination quickly and stress-free! You can find out more information by contacting solutions@transpartners.com or reading this article on their website.

Lane Closures on Airport Access Road
The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration are working on the Route 233 bridge, which connects Jefferson Davis Highway to the airport. An off-ramp from the southbound lanes of the GW Parkway also connects to the bridge. Single lane closures on the bridge are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in both directions, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. At least one lane will be open on the bridge and on the GW Parkway ramp will remain open during the nine month project, which will replace the bridge’s median, among other improvements. Click here to read more.

The 15-Minute MBA
DeVry University - 2450 Crystal Drive
January 27, 5PM - 8PM
Join the metro president, experienced faculty, caring staff and administration for the grand re-opening ceremony and business showcase of DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. Guests can experience the Keller difference by participating in live Master of Business Administration courses throughout the evening in 15 minute increments. Click here for more info.


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